Around 300 dead bodies are being buried in mass graves in the capital, Freetown of Sierra Leone. Some 600 are thought to remain missing and thousands of people gathered outside the morgue at Connaught Hospital hoping to find the bodies of their loved ones.
The deadly mudslide and flooding have vanished the hopes of the bright future of the children of Sierra Leone. Around 3,000 people are homeless, the whole situation is now looking as more as a humanitarian crisis.
The coordinator for the burial team, Mohamed Kamara said that they don’t have enough manpower to dig single graves for all the bodies, therefore, they have to bury them in mass graves.
According to the ABC news, a woman named, Hawa Stevens, has lost her 28 relatives. she said: “Mother, father, sisters, brothers, cousins all gone. My life has been shattered. … Please help me, God.”
Meanwhile, Makmid Kamara, the group’s deputy director of global issues said: “Due to a lack of regulation and insufficient consideration for minimum standards and environmental laws, millions of Sierra Leoneans are living in dangerously vulnerable homes.”
Queen Elizabeth II Expresses Sadness Over Sierra Leone
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have expressed their sadness over the incident. In a message to President Ernest Bai Koroma, they said that they both were “deeply saddened” by Sierra Leone tragedy.